Rosa Parks is one of the biggest historic examples of racism liberation and social movement. Today, Mariana Flores have brought details about this important historic character.
This woman said “no” and caused an enormous impact. It was December 1, 1955, when the 42-year-old black woman was on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and sat down quietly. Shortly afterward the driver asked him to get up and give the place to any white who wanted to occupy it as the law said and she could not deny based on said regulation. But she did not give up for an unjust law that trampled the rights of African Americans. Her denial ended up with her bones in the dungeon and she had to pay a fine of $ 14.
According to Rosa Parks, the young white man who was standing had not asked for the seat, it was the driver who decided to create a problem.
Parks knew that what she was doing was illegal and by not bowing would bring consequences. However, she probably did not know that it would be the spark that would ignite the flame of the American movement against the discriminatory laws that still existed in many states of the country. In black and white public spaces they had to sit separately, go to separate bathrooms, and so on, which meant constant and not even human actions.
With her courageous act, a secretary and assistant to the National Association for the Advancement of the People of Color caught the attention of Martin Luther King, who would not yet be the leader we remember today. Together, for 382 days, they launched protests that would lead the US Supreme Court to declare that racial segregation in transportation was against the country’s constitution.
Later, in 1996, Rosa Parks received the presidential medal of the Freedom and in 1999 the Congress of the United States gave her the maximum civil distinction of the country, the gold medal.
Rosa Parks would die at the age of 92 on October 24, 2005, in Detroit, but nobody forgets the courage of a woman against injustice and its historical importance in the abolition of racism in the United States.